Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

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Postby Dan » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:12 pm

love the safety cones in that photo o_O

On a totally unrelated note, how on earth did this thread get to 40 pages?
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Postby ldrcycles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:47 pm

elantra wrote:
Dan wrote:Sounds like it was pretty warm Steve! I got my sweat on by mowing the lawn and resurfacing the bathroom floor.

A sensible plan.
I would say that Tour de Tamborine was taxing.
Fortunately i got in at about 9.15, just before it got really hot.
After the event i found it a physical strain just looking at some Antique shops at North Tamborine.
A business proprietor took pity on me and told me to go and have a lie down.
Felt better after a sleep.
There was a stunt team show at the Sportsground after the event.
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I remember those guys from last year, they have some serious skills :shock: .
I was able to tag on to a group to shelter from the headwind in the valley (although it was pretty tame really) and rolled across the line about 8.50.
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Postby Dan » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:46 pm

ah, but can they pay the bills?
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Postby vaeske » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:08 pm

looking forward to bringing the bianchi for a spinny on raturday. :) w00t! thanks for the tape munga!
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Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:10 am

Taking the ten speed tamari for a shakedown with Steve this morning. If I don't return, its been real.
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Postby munga » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:17 am

oh, harden up, Ted.
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Postby munga » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:18 am

new bikes, new groupsets... kids today.
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Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:23 am

hey, have a custard and a tiny teddy and chill, man... ;)
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Postby Wazza » Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Back on topic, who's playing on Raturday morning at West End?

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Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:05 pm

I'll be there.
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Postby Wal42 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:26 pm

Is it Riverloop Raturday & Ringfield Runday or Ringfield Raturday???????????


As long as it ain't Redbank Raturday I won't mind. Doing a work(oops, sorry Mr Potty mouth came out with a very rude 4 letter word) reverse on Friday (having Fri off cause I attended my employment place on Mon).
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Postby munga » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:00 pm

Dan, are you playing bball this weekend?
I reckon we knock ringfield on the head until after new years.
too many things going on for most folk. my wife's giving me grief coz all the saturday plans shifted to sunday, then possibly back to saturday, we have ppl coming over on both days anyway now so i'm kinda in the bad books no matter what day we ringfield on..
how about a riverloop east again, only thru roma st parklands? avoids a few sets of lights. maybe we can all stick together this time. 8)
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Postby Wal42 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Ok, so Retro Riverloop Raturday East it is, 6am start, through the Parklands, across to Kingsford Smith Drive, Gateway Bridge, straight to Lytton Road (I think that was the complaint about the sharp turn at the bottom of the bridge), back through Bulimba, under the Story Bridge, Grey Street, Ernest Street, Cordelia Street, Russell Street then back down Browning Street (yep avoid South Bank, too slow, too many people).

Coffee at ??????, if we're running too late we take up too much space at Cup, what about the old asian cafe` we used to haunt?
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Postby vaeske » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:08 pm

retro raturday east is good for me. i'm golfing sunday.

lets just agree that once we're in the pack, we'll stay on the road until we turn off at the gateway. No turnoffs onto bikepaths.

here's a peek.

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Postby Dan » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:03 pm

very naaaaice!

I'm playing 3pm, so can do whatever on Saturday morning. Happy to extend the east loop, however Velo13 is coming up as well, and I know he's on a time schedule for the morning. I'd be happy for a tool around the regular loop, as the majority know where it goes, etc., but am happy if someone just decides.
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Postby munga » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:08 pm

should be red. stupid green bikes.
doesn't look very retro either. hasn't even got lugs. it's prolly not even steel!!
nope, i don't like it one bit. you should swap it for a repco. what size are you? 8)
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Postby munga » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:26 am

almost 6 months old:

munga wrote:hi, are you feeling bad about sleeping in?
don't actually have a wild crazy social life, leaving you hung over and broke come saturday?
want to get up early on saturdays and hang out with people that seem pretty much like you, but somehow, more relaxed?
got an old bike that actually works most of the time?
then come for a ride!

vaeske and I have been meeting at 6am saturday mornings for a 32km river loop (it's not as far as it sounds - just say it quickly, and then on monday morning say it nice and slowly at work when you just know that lazy clown you don't really like is eavesdropping), on our 80s steel roadies.

as i have chicken legs, things are rather leisurely, around 20-25km/h, but getting better.
incredibly nice of me to provide all of these rest stops for vaeske, but i'm sure he would appreciate someone to chat to on each crest, and i'd appreciate someone who's actually slower than i, thus giving me the opportunity to have a break on some of the crests too! :P
if you're a bit quicker than 25km/hr but think you might be interested, come along anyway - it'll give vaeske something to do.

if you've got a retro bike (or a love of retro bikes) and any of the following applies to you:
[list=]chicken legs (or at least an understanding of what it means to have chicken legs),
a desire to get a bit fitter,
you enjoy talking about bikes and stuff,
pro-coffee attitude,[/list]
then come for a ride! no snobbery, no ego's - you don't even need a lycra bodysuit! we're just a couple of blokes looking for some friendly peeps to share the morning rides with :D

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Postby Dan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:42 am

ha! what are the other 39 pages all about, then?
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Postby munga » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:51 am

navel fluff, mostly..
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Postby Dan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:05 am

Wal42 wrote:Coffee at ??????, if we're running too late we take up too much space at Cup, what about the old asian cafe` we used to haunt?


Lots of room there. Their coffee is turd though; I guess the two are connected.
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Postby munga » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:12 am

what about the hippy cafe with the iced tea?
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Postby Dan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:17 am

Need a sherpa to get to the bathroom, but the iced tea was very good.
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Postby vaeske » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:30 am

munga, bring your thermo cup next time. that was the best coffee ever...or at least it tasted like coffee.... :shock:
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Re: Retro Riverloop Raturdays :D

Postby elantra » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:38 am

munga wrote:what about the hippy cafe with the iced tea?


What about this side of the river ?

MB Cycles at Milton has just opened a coffee shop.

Could be a good one to visit.
We would feel right at home as long as someone brings an Italian bike.
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Postby Dan » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:38 am

Now there's an idea. How about one of Steve's magical mystery tours through Ashgrove/Rainworth/Bardon? I can supply trivia and architectural commentary. Won't guarantee the quality of either.
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